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Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

Michael Doebeli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128931
eISBN:
9781400838936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128931.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Understanding the mechanisms driving biological diversity remains a central problem in ecology and evolutionary biology. Traditional explanations assume that differences in selection pressures lead ... More


Biodiversity: The Third But Ignored Paradigm of the Trade Regime

Srividhya Ragavan

in Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199840670
eISBN:
9780199949786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840670.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter studies the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which is responsible for creating an international framework that allows for the beneficial conservation and exploitation of ... More


Randomness in Evolution

John Tyler Bonner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157016
eISBN:
9781400846429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157016.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book challenges a central tenet of evolutionary biology. The book makes the bold and provocative claim that some biological diversity may be explained by something other than natural selection. ... More


Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Günter P. Wagner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Homology—a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal's fin and a bird's wing—is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary ... More


Biodiversity: Increasing the Political Clout of Nature Conservation

Yrjö Haila

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The term biodiversity was introduced in the 1980s as a novel framing for the human dependence on the Earth's biosphere. 'Biodiversity loss' became the way to capture a major dimension of global ... More


Pattern and Process: Natural History Museum Exhibits on Evolution

Judy Diamond and Patrick Kociolek

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Of any public institution, natural history museums have the most extensive intellectual and physical resources for teaching the public about evolution. This chapter traces how evolution exhibits in ... More


The International Law of Public Participation: Protected Areas, Endangered Species, and Biological Diversity

Catherine Redgwell

in Human Rights in Natural Resource Development: Public Participation in the Sustainable Development of Mining and Energy Resources

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199253784
eISBN:
9780191698163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253784.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the public-participation movement in various protective sectors of environmental law. The movements to protect endangered species, biodiversity, and fragile ecological areas ... More


Environmental Damage and Genetically Modified Organisms

Ruth Mackenzie

in Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199255733
eISBN:
9780191698262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255733.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Comparative Law

This chapter focuses on the risks posed by genetically modified crops. It argues that many of the risks which are likely to materialize fall comfortably within traditional heads of damage such as ... More


From Molecules to Medicines: The Use of Genetic Resources in Pharmaceutical Research

Astrid J. Scholz

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the drug discovery process in pharmaceutical research to show how deeply the new biotechnologies constitute the politics and economics of genetic resources. The analysis ... More


Sustainable International Biodiversity Law

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Ashfaq Khalfan

in Sustainable Development Law: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276707
eISBN:
9780191699900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276707.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

For the purposes of this chapter, the term biodiversity echoes the definition in the Convention on Biological Diversity and includes the variability among all life forms at the genetic, species, and ... More


Biodiversity Protection in International Negotiations: Cooperation and Conflict

G. Kristin Rosendal

in Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014977
eISBN:
9780262295505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Biodiversity is a broad concept that includes various ecosystems, levels, and sectors. This chapter focuses on the value of biological diversity, its loss, and scarcity issues; it addresses the ... More


Interlinkages in International Law: The Convention on Biological Diversity as a Model for Linking Territory, Environment, and Indigenous Rights in the Marine Arctic

Betsy Baker

in Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300205169
eISBN:
9780300210385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205169.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter uses the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its application to marine biodiversity to examine how states can work within and beyond the limitations of territorially based ... More


Biodiversity, Intrinsic Value, and the Definition and Valuation of Environmental Harm

Michael Bowman

in Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199255733
eISBN:
9780191698262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255733.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Comparative Law

This chapter considers the conceptual framework developed by moral philosophers and environmental ethicists on the question of environmental values, and the extent, if any, to which such analysis has ... More


IP Rights in International Environmental Law

Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan

in The Protection of Intellectual Property in International Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199663392
eISBN:
9780191850240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663392.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter focusses on the two core aspects of the relationship between intellectual property (IP) rights and international environmental law. This interface is embodied in two related, but ... More


Plant Functional Diversity: Organism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Eric Garnier, Marie-Laure Navas, and Karl Grigulis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757368
eISBN:
9780191817281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757368.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Biological diversity, the variety of living things on Earth, is traditionally viewed as a diversity of taxa, species in particular. But other facets of diversity should be considered to address ... More


The Biodiversity Secretariat: Lean Shark in Troubled Waters

Bernd Siebenhüner

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Conceived during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio Summit) in 1992, the Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force in December 1993, and, ... More


Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Karl S. Rosengren, Sarah K. Brem, E. Margaret Evans, and Gale M. Sinatra (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book presents new ideas for why the acceptance and understanding of evolution and related concepts is so difficult for both children and adults. Drawing from diverse fields, the contributors ... More


Integrating International Standards in UN–Business Partnerships

Elisa Morgera

in Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558018
eISBN:
9780191705311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558018.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses whether the growing practice of establishing partnerships between the United Nations and the private sector could be based on the emerging standards for corporate environmental ... More


Origins of Overlap Management in the Biodiversity Regime Complex

Sikina Jinnah

in Post-Treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028042
eISBN:
9780262325356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028042.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The first of four empirical case studies, this chapter applies the two-pronged analytical framework introduced in Chapter 3 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat's overlap ... More


Cultural Heritage and the Environment

Janet Blake

in International Cultural Heritage Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198723516
eISBN:
9780191790300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723516.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Chapter 4 addresses the intimate and frequently mutual relationship that exists between the cultural and natural heritage. In order to understand this relationship better, the shared norms and ... More


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